Saturday, July 27, 2013

Aromatic Songs of the 70s Part 7 - Chelsea Morning

Chelsea Morning Blend - Orange, Warm Butterscotch, Incense, Honey & Milk ....
Joni did record this song in 1969, so I chose a live version from 1970 for the blog,
in keeping with the 70s theme ;)  

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Midsummer in the Aromagarden Year 2

Last year I decided to devote the back garden to all aromatic plants. Much mulch was purchased, many plants transplanted.
This area has mints, roses, motherwort & more mint.

Some plants returned and some did not. Losses included 6 lavender plants, 1 sage, 1 lemongrass & 1 lemon balm.
Here we have some artemesia sages & MINT

I wanted photos of the garden before I started harvesting for distillations.There is 1 lavender plant hiding behind the mints somewhere.

I call this the fairy sanctuary area of the garden. Just a few stray mints in this area, mostly red thyme.

I seem to have 2 varieties of oregano, 1 that blooms pink; 1 white.

the white oregano

the first distillation I plan on doing is the lemon thyme, this stuff smells amazing.

This is my GIANT comfrey plant that Jackie from GloryBe Herbals gave me last year, it got huge!
Next summer I plan to scatter lots of seed, see what comes up and let mother nature take the wheel.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Aromatic Songs of the 70s Part 6 - Cinnamon Girl

Love Neil Young ; Crazy Horse, not so much! 
Too much electric guitar. 
This song however is pretty spicy ;)

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Aromatic Songs of the 70s Part 4 - Annie's Song

If one were to make a perfume for Annie, notes in the blend would include:

1- a night in the forest
2- the mountains in springtime
3- a walk in the rain
4- a storm in the desert
5- a sleepy blue ocean

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Aromatic Songs of the 70's - Summer Breeze

Less than 2 weeks till I turn 40!
Another aromatic Seals & Croft song that brings my straight back to early childhood.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

2000 sales Celebratatory Giveaway !

We are giving away 5 soaps & 5 soap dishes retail value of $50+ (includes shipping). This giveaway is in celebration of reaching 2000 sales at our etsy shop. Enter as many times as you like until 7/27!
I picked my 40th birthday as the prize winner drawing date because it will make my birthday that much funner :D

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photo by Susan Cogrove Studios in Toronto, ON